These are clips from a podast that was aborted because the ambient noise made listening for long periods of time super-annoying. For short clips, though, it’s okay, and so here are some of the more interesting tidbits we captured on tape. These are from the Austin Writing Workshop, which is a meetup for serious fiction writers open to anyone who would like to attend. In these clips, the subject is a short story entitled “Pretty Boy” by Richard Ford. Here is the text of the story.

As always, you can support the show by purchasing one of my e-books, like Infinite Ending: Ten Stories. Since we’ve lost our normal meeting space for now, and we’re venturing out in public for the meetups, the future of the podcast is in doubt due to sound quality issues. We’ll see.

Posted by Frank Marcopolos

Frank Marcopolos lives in Pittsburgh, PA, without a dog. He writes novels, short stories, grocery lists, and love letters to lasagna bakers. He also produces free audiobooks of public domain works on his YouTube channel. You can subscribe to that here: